'Amalgam'

An Exhibition of Mixed-Media by Reiltin Murphy



From Tuesday 12th October to Saturday 23rd October 2004


Signal Arts Centre is pleased to announce an exhibition by the artist Reiltin Murphy.


A Wexford based artist, Reiltin uses watercolour, gold leaf, bronze powder, and leather on paper: in a recent series she sued gilded tea bags. Almost all of her artworks include the written word: the texts, which she uses, are of her own composition (except if commissioned to do otherwise). These texts relate to the emotion or thought inherent in the work itself. The text is used as pattern and texture in addition to it's meaning.


The artworks evolved from an interest in archaeological artefacts and Reiltin's study of sculpture, calligraphy and bookbinding in London and NCAD in Dublin.


Reiltin has exhibited widely in Ireland and Scotland. Her work can be seen in 'An Leabhar Mor', a Scottish/Irish project that was exhibited on Irish and Scottish Islands over the summer of 2004 and is now touring worldwide.


Reiltin Murphy lectures at Waterford Institute of Technology and at the National College of Art and Design.


Opening Reception: Friday 15th October 7-9pm